Rina Sawayama shares gloriously wild cover of Metallica's Enter Sandman

Listen to genre-bending pop star Rina Sawayama's dazzling cover of Enter Sandman for The Metallica Blacklist.

Rina Sawayama shares gloriously wild cover of Metallica's Enter Sandman
Emily Carter

Just as IDLES recently completely re-did The God That Failed, Rina Sawayama has taken an exhilaratingly fresh new approach covering Enter Sandman for The Metallica Blacklist album.

The genre-bending pop star – who is also influenced by rock and nu-metal – keeps the metal classic's song structure pretty similar in this bold new effort, but adds all sorts of fresh instrumentation along the way, making it feel like one of the most modern efforts so far.

Profits from Rina's Enter Sandman cover are split between chosen charity Positive East, and Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.

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"With contributions from countries all over the globe from the U.S. to Nigeria, there are tracks from singer-songwriters, country artists, electronic, and hip-hop artists alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music, and many, many more covering the entire spectrum from musicians we’ve shared the stage with, to some who were not even born yet when the original album was released!” Metallica previously explained of The Metallica Blacklist.

"In addition to raising money for charity, we wanted to show that Metallica’s music transcends genres, distance, and cultures, and we like to think that – with everyone’s help – we’ve done just that. It was important to us that the artists could choose whichever song they most connected to; it didn’t matter if we already had multiple versions of a song, if an artist wanted to cover that song, so be it. We were honored to have artists of this caliber want to be a part of the project and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed putting it all together!

"One album, 12 songs, 53 artists, unlimited possibilities.”

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